Garage - planning permission
Because my neighbour complained to the council about the size of the garage I was building, I had a few days of worry.
I had done my homework - I'd been to the planning department, and got a list of regulations that I needed to follow, and designed the garage according to those rules.
The rules were basically:
I designed it so that it would be:
So imagine my "delight" when two people from the council planning office came round to measure because they'd received a complaint that I was unaware of.
I got the reply back after 4 days, and, as expected, the garage did not require planning permission.
The actual size was:
There was an additional regulation that I wasn't aware of - that the eaves had to be less than 2.5m tall. Since the overall height had to be less than 2.5m anyway, this wasn't a regulation that I needed to worry about (but I did have a worry when the people from the council planning office measured the eaves).
I decided to write a note that was two-fold.
Firstly, I'd been asked a few times if I needed planning permission for it, to which I'd told them the three regulations, and that it didn't.
Secondly, to let my neighbour know that I knew it wouldn't need planning - and he'd made an arse out of himself, effectively stopping any friendship and trust I had with him.
This is the note:
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